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The Boys In Green

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The Boys In Green tells the story of the greatest period in the history of Irish football, as the achievements of Jack Charlton’s team put Irish football firmly on the global map.

From 1986 to 1995, the team that Jack built inspired unparalleled scenes of joy in the country and laid the foundation stones for Irish […]

Children Of The Troubles

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In Children of the Troubles, Joe Duffy explores the lives and tragic deaths of the children who were killed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Over several decades, the violence in Northern Ireland claimed the lives of thousands of people of all ages, among them babies, young sports stars and teenagers just starting their first jobs.

The […]

Trial of the Century

‘Trial of the Century’ is an imagined, alternative history which grants Pádraig Pearse the trial he never received in life.

The hypothetical trial serves as a device to examine the many arguments that have been made for and against the rising over the last 100 years and also the many differing and contradictory things that have […]

The Man Who Wanted To Fly

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‘The Man Who Wanted To Fly’ is a feature documentary which tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn’t great. Bobby fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture.

But he’s never lost […]

Election ’18

David McCullagh and Sinéad O’Carroll present coverage of the momentous 32-county general election, which took place 100 years ago.

By using the contemporary grammar of a pulsating election results programme, these historic events will leap from the dry page into an imaginative and innovative screen format.

Broadcast 100 years on from the 1918 election, Election ’18 will […]

Growing Up Live

Science has always strived to understand the riddles of the universe around us, but the biggest mystery of all lies under our nose and under our skin. Understanding human bodies and their transformations across our lifetime has fascinated scientists, medics and bio-engineers for centuries. GROWING UP LIVE supported by Science Foundation Ireland as part of […]

Life After The Rising

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Life After The Rising is a social history, exploring ordinary lives in extraordinary times. The vast majority of Irish citizens one hundred years ago were not preoccupied with the struggle for independence. They were not heroes dying for Ireland – simply citizens living in Ireland.

Jayo

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JAYO is a portrait of the life and career of GAA star Jason Sherlock. From experiencing racial abuse on the playing fields of his youth and starring for the Dubs in 1995 to travelling to South Africa to find out about his father’s life and murder, this journey of self-discovery blends seamlessly with evocative archive […]

Sunday Best – 40 Years Of The Sunday Game

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For 40 years, The Sunday Game has recorded the events and evolution of Gaelic Games and reflected the mood of the nation, creating countless controversies and water-cooler moments for Monday mornings. With the modern era of social media empowering the audience to have their say, The Sunday Game remains a weekly talking point in Irish […]

Cloud Control – Who Owns Your Data?

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Presenter Anne-Marie Tomchak explores how digital fingerprints are rapidly becoming the most valuable commodity in the world’s economy. As the lines of public and private domains blur and technology forces society to abandon the notion of anonymity, Anne-Marie asks whether Big Data is selling Ireland short.

In a one-off documentary produced for RTÉ, ‘Cloud Control – […]

Weather Live

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Weather Live is a RTÉ One live audience show exploring Ireland’s favourite obsession – the weather.

Broadcast from a live studio hub at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Weather Live broadcasts for three consecutive nights. Presenter Kathyrn Thomas is joined by a host of live studio guests and Met Éireann meteorologists, amongst them Gerald Fleming, Evelyn Cusack and Joanna Donnelly, […]

Blues Sisters

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From 2014-2016 – for three years in a row – the All Ireland Ladies Football final was contested between Dublin and Cork. And for three years in a row, Dublin were pipped at the post. The Dublin team had become the heartbreaking ‘nearly story’ of Ladies GAA.

Then – at the beginning of 2017 – a […]

Giles

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John Giles wants to tell his life story, in his own words. Sticking with the habit of a lifetime,  he’s going to say it as he sees it.

This is the tale of a young Dublin boy raised in the inner city markets area, a gifted  teenager who signed for the Busby Babes two years before the […]

The Scholarship

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In the heart of Dublin’s north inner city, Belvedere College is one of Ireland’s highly respected educational establishments. A fee-paying private school, it boasts some of Ireland’s most famous names among its ranks of former students – from James Joyce to Tony O’ Reilly to Garret FitzGerald – as well as hundreds of other high […]